A total of inbound visitors including cruise passengers who visited Malta in August were estimated at 248,284, an increase of 3.7 percent when compared to the same month of 2014, according to a press release published by Malta’s National Statistics Office.
According to the statistics, 220,776 inbound tourist trips were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 5,682 were undertaken for business purposes. The rest of the visitors are cruise passengers.
Inbound tourists from EU member states went up by 6.0 percent to 215,716 when compared to the same month of 2014.
Total nights spent went up by 5.1 percent when compared to August 2014, reaching nearly 2.4 million nights.
Total tourist expenditure was estimated at 276.2 million euros (about 309 million U.S. dollars), an increase of 7.3 percent over the corresponding month of 2014.
Inbound tourist trips from January to August amounted to 1,216,569, an increase of 5.1 percent over the same period in 2014. Total nights spent by inbound tourists went up by 4.4 percent, reaching nearly 9.7 million nights.